Giro d’ Italia 2019
11.05.19 - 02.06.19
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Giro d’Italia 2019 : the 100th Edition

Giro d Italia

Giro d’Italia 2019

Giro d’Italia is a famous race worldwide and of the same scale as the Tour de France and Vuelta. It has its origins as far as 1909 and has a history of more than a hundred years! By the way, the anniversary of the 100th bicycle race was held in Italy in May 2017! For more than a century, the strongest cyclists of the world gather in May in the center of Europe every year for three weeks to ride around Italy and the near abroad from 3,000 to 4,000 kilometers.

In 2019, the Italian Grand Tour will be held from May 11th to June 2nd. The total length of the race will be 3518.5 kilometers, for which competitors will gain about 46,500 meters in the mountain. It is noteworthy that this time the Giro will start in Italy and leave the country only for a few kilometers at the ninth stage, and will not look at the southern regions of the Apennine Peninsula at all.

There are three individual time races at once this year, but none of them has absolutely flat terrain, and their total length is not so big. There are four very difficult mountainous days within which you can create tangible breaks. In general, the route of the 102nd Giro can be considered balanced and one of the best in the last few years.

What is Giro d’Italia?

Giro d’Italia is considered as one of the prestigious cycling tournaments in the world. Started by newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport in 1909, this tournament has witnessed 99 editions in its history. The Giro d’Italia 2019 stands to make history as the 102th edition of the tournament. As a result, there is plenty of interest surrounding this race, which makes up the cycling Grand Tour along with the Vuelta a Espana and Tour de France. Starting on May 5, the race will see an added 100 km in race distance over the 2016 Giro d’Italia edition at 3,572 km.

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Giro d’Italia 2019 Route

Organisers recently revealed 2019 Giro d’Italia route map along with some information about the event, which will be watched throughout the world. This edition aims to strike a balance between the time trial and climbing events. It will certainly suit riders like Chris Froome, who had treated in support of the new route.

This race will feature four summit finishes, while racers will also compete in two individual time trials – which would total 67.2 km. Giro d’Italia 2019 dates Sardina will witness the beginning of the race on May 11, and the race will include places like Sicily and Alves before concluding at Milan on June 06.

100 Giro d'Italia

Giro d’Italia 2016

Vincenzo Nibali comes into the Giro de Italia as the defending champion. He managed to win the title while racing for the Astana team. The Italian managed to finish ahead of Orica–GreenEDGE’s Esteban Chaves. The Colombian came second ahead of Alejandro Valverde, who represented the Movistar Team. By claiming the win, Nibali became crowned as the 41st Italian to win the title. Italy has been the most successful nation when it comes to the Giro Italia with 69 wins. It took three years for Nibali to repeat his success of 2013, but 2019 does hold a lot of uncertainty considering that he will line up with newly formed Bahrain-Merida.

Giro Classification

While Nibali was crowned as the winner of the pink jersey, Mikel Nieve of Spain won the mountains classification and the ensuing blue jersey. Bob Jungels picked up the white jersey for finishing top of the young rider classification. Giacomo Nizzolo won the red jersey for finishing top of the points classification with 209 compared to 184 points of his nearest competitor, Matteo Trentin.

The Tour de Italia has witnessed plenty of comebacks in its 99-edition history. Yet, the 2016 edition, which featured the success of Nibali could rank as one of the greatest. After starting at the prospect of defeat with only two stages left, Nibali was down for 37 seconds during the Dolomite stage, and it only increased to 2 minutes during the Alpe di Siusi mountain time trial. After losing a further 1:47 minutes in the subsequent mountainous stage, Nibali managed a spectacular turnaround in the final two stages to win the overall classification by just 52 seconds ahead of Chaves. The incredible success left il Giro d Italia celebrating the success of someone, who seemed down and out only two stages ago.

100th Giro d’Italia: You Can’t Miss It

The 100th Giro d’Italia is set to be a spectacular event. The contest was born in 1909 and only missed a few years throughout the past century. Viewers of the event will witness a fantastic route and champions battling to win stages like never before. The 100th edition of Giro d’Italia will see the competitors race within Italy’s borders, and the classic climbs will also be included. Whether you’ll be at the start line in Alghero on the beautiful island of Sardinia or somewhere else, being there to witness the Giro d Italia 2019, you’ll be amazed.

The 100th edition will hit many of Italy’s twenty regions and RCS Sport (the current organizer) unveiled a stunning new event logo to mark one hundred years of history. Will you witness the magnificent event?

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List of stages
Stage Type Date Course Distance
1
Flat
5 May
5 May Alghero – Olbia
203 km
203 km
2
Hilly
6 May
6 May Olbia – Tortoli
208 km
208 km
3
Flat
7 May
7 May Tortoli – Cagliari
148 km
148 km
4
Mountain
9 May
9 May Cefalu - Etna (Rifugio Sapienza)
180 km
180 km
5
Flat
10 May
10 May Pedara - Messina
157 km
157 km
6
Hilly
11 May
11 May Reggio Calabria - Terme Luigiane
207 km
207 km
7
Flat
12 May
12 May Castrovillari - Alberobello
220 km
220 km
8
Medium-mountain
13 May
13 May Molfetta - Peschici
189 km
189 km
9
Mountain
14 May
14 May Montenero di Bisaccia - Blockhaus
139 km
139 km
10
individual time trial
16 May
16 May Foligno - Montefalco
39.2 km
39.2 km
11
Medium-mountain
17 May
17 May Florence (Ponte a Ema) - Bagno di Romagna
161 km
161 km
12
Flat
18 May
18 May Forli - Reggio Emilia
237 km
237 km
13
Flat
19 May
19 May Reggio Emilia - Tortona
162 km
162 km
14
Mountain
20 May
20 May Reggio Emilia - Tortona
131 km
131 km
15
Medium-mountain
21 May
21 May Valdengo - Bergamo
199 km
199 km
16
Mountain
23 May
23 May Rovetta - Bormio
227 km
227 km
17
Medium-mountain
24 May
24 May Tirano - Canazei
219 km
219 km
18
Mountain
25 May
25 May Moena - Ortisei/St. Ulrich
137 km
137 km
19
Mountain
26 May
26 May Innichen/San Candido - Piancavallo
191 km
191 km
20
Mountain
27 May
27 May Pordenone - Asiago
190 km
190 km
21
individual time trial
28 May
28 May Monza (Autodromo) - Milan
28 km
28 km
Total: 3572.2 km
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